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Life Hack: Learn how to do ANYTHING!

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People are always trying to save money, save time, save energy but they don’t know how.  They hire professionals for every aspect of their lives.  So how can this be avoided?  The internet is one of the most obvious ways.  That will be the focus for today – a few websites that are the most helpful for learning how to do anything.

There are so many other helpful sites out there.  But if you don’t know where to find them or what they may be called, I find that a quick search on one of the following 3 sites usually will lead me to what I need, whether it’s a website for a life event, saving money or fixing things.

Youtube.com

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As most people know, You Tube is a site with videos.  But before you ever hire another professional, type in what you need into You Tube.  You may be able to handle it yourself.  The search can be a full sentence of just a few keywords.  Just a few random searches to help you get the idea:

How to harvest rainwater

How to live off the grid

How to add more hair to a wig

How to fix rattling sound in car (insert your car info)

How to knit

Pinterest.com

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So Pinterest is like reading a magazine.  Just type in your topic that you want to learn about/see.  For this search you just type in the keywords.  So for example:

Repair doll hair

Kid camp ideas (this will pull up ideas, places, games, etc)

Ab exercises

Cheap travel (for tips on where to go, what to do, how to do it, etc)

Car maintenance (for how to change every fluid, replace tires, anything!)

For any of these searches on Pinterest, if you find an article that you like, it usually comes from a blog and you can then dig through that blog.  Depending on the focus of that blog, you may want to follow that blog and really get more thorough information on your topic.

Google.com

Yahoo.com 

or any search engine

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An internet search engine can assist with any search.  What can be helpful with a more general search like this is that it can lead you to several blogs or websites that discuss your topic.  You can then look further into each blog/website to see if one focuses on the type of information you really want.  For example, you may be looking for an article on how to make a vegan friendly meal.  But in general, you want a blog that posts all kinds of food, not just vegan.  If you type in vegan meals you will find the article you need.  But you will then find sites completely dedicated to vegan meals, and other sites related to health issues while others may be all food.  So a general search engine can give you a broader result.  And again, you can type in keywords or a full sentence.  For example:

Vegan meals

How to increase lung capacity

Pros and cons to homeschooling

How do I take a screenshot

How to fix a leaky faucet

If you can’t find what you need on one of these 3 sites, I’m not sure it’s out there!  If you have a preferred way to find/learn things on the internet, leave a comment below.  I’d love to hear it!

 

 

 

6 Hacks for Clothing Care

Hack 1: Preserving silk

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You can feed the proteins contained in silk by hand washing with  a hair shampoo containing protein.

Hack 2: Preserving buttons

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Before you wear a new shirt with buttons, place a small drop of clear nail polish on the center of each button to seal the threads.

Hack 3: Double heat ironing

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For clothes you must iron, cut time in half by placing aluminum foil under the ironing board cover.  The foil reflects the heat so you are essentially ironing from both sides.  This is especially helpful for difficult creases.

Hack 4: Lint/hair removal

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If you have never used one of these rollerbrushes, you have been missing out.  They can remove most dog/cat hair and lint.  They even have travel sizes.  I keep at least one at home, one in the car and one at work.  These also work great in cleaning your car if you have had your pet in there.

Hack 5: Wrinkle removal

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There are lots of brands but if you haven’t used one of these spray wrinkle releaser, you have been missing out.  I almost never iron anymore and yet rarely go out with wrinkles.  Per the directions you should spray the clothes and lay them out flat, but half the time I spray this on after I have the clothes on.  A light mist works on simple wrinkles, but for deeper ones, I somewhat soak the shirt.  I live by this stuff!

Hack 6: Proper placement

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Sometimes your clothes just won’t stay.  Bra straps show, buttons bulge outward showing your bra, tummy or who knows what.  Fashion tape is really just 2 sided tape sold in a say that makes the pieces very tiny and helps you get through your wardrobe issues.  There are several brands.  This is just one.  They are sometimes called fashion tape as well.

Some of these tips were found in a book called Household Secrets, published by Publications International, Ltd.  Others were just my lazy way out of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 quick tips to preserve food longer

Most of us spend way too much of our income on food.  We again spend way too much on food we simply throw away because it rots before we even eat it.  The following are 4 easy ways you can help preserve some of your food just a tad longer.

CHEESE

  1. Placing a sugar cube with cheese keeps your cheese fresh longer.

BREAD

2. Misting stale bread with water, wrapping it in aluminum foil and then warming it in the oven will rejuvenate it.

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4 simple tips to preserve food – bread

Lettuce

3. Wrapping your greens in a damp towel (paper or cloth) and placing them in a plastic bag can lengthen the life of your greens.

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4 simple tips to preserve food – lettuce

Milk

4. Freezing milk in freezer bags will preserve it past its due date.

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4 simple tips to preserve food – milk

So there you go.  You practically have a meal from food you thought would spoil.  Some of these tips I have learned on my own and some I’d like to credit to Melinda Lee.  She has a website and radio show with all kinds of great cooking tips.  You can check out her website here: http://www.melindalee.com/.